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Common Goals, Different Approaches: How Five Cities Reimagined Their Public Spaces

Common Goals, Different Approaches
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04/2019

A new report from JOHN S. AND JAMES L. KNIGHT FOUNDATION showcases how Philadelphia and four other cities have reimagined their public spaces as part of a national initiative called Reimagining the Civic Commons.

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Greater Good: Lessons from Those Who Have Started Major Grantmaking Organizations

Published: 
04/2019

With more than 30,000 new private foundations established in the U.S. in the past 20 years, it is vital that early-stage grantmakers learn from the wisdom of those who have gone before them so they can avoid common mistakes and position their grantmaking organizations for success. 

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The Status of Women in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania: 2018 Report

The Status of Women in Montgomery County, PA
Published: 
04/2019

The report is an in-depth baseline needs assessment of women in Montgomery County, PA and explores eight major areas affecting the lives of women: employment and earnings; work and family; poverty and opportunity; health and well-being; reproductive rights and infant health; violence and safety; political participation; and women veterans.

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No Time for Complacency: Preparing Foundations for a More Turbulent Future

No Time for Complacency
Published: 
04/2019

In this report, Paul J. H. Schoemaker and George S. Day, research faculty at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Sam Gill, Vice President of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, examine the ability of foundations to detect and respond to early signals of threats and opportunities.

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The Impact of Youth Civic Engagement on Community Health, Safety, and Equity

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04/2019

This report discusses how the zip code among other factors play a major role in the safety and development of the youth within America. Depending on the area a child is more likely to experience community violence by living in a neighborhood with diminished economic opportunities compared to a more affluent one.

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